Orange Wines

Salty Sweet | Sassy & saline honeybees with range! Medium fruit-juicy weight.
Freaks & Geeks | Weird & wonderful daredevils not for the faint of heart. Little more weight in the mouth. 
Crushed Wines

CURATED SUBSCRIPTION CASE

$1,930

By Crushed

SUBSCRIPTION | MONTHLY
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HOW IT WORKS
6 bottles to your door, every month. Or just once, if you prefer.

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CAN I CHANGE MY MIND?

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HOW DO I KNOW WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Each wine will include a neck tag with a QR code that takes you to the bottle's page on our website so you can read all about your new wine crush! Sometimes we will sneak in something that’s not on the site – in that case, we’ll write some info just for you.
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Here be dragons orange wine
The Vineyard Party

HERE BE DRAGONS

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By The Vineyard Party

ORANGE | FREAKS & GEEKS
She’s got a big personality, in the warmest, most comforting way (like sitting by mum’s volcanic stone fireplace – Cami) with a little glimmer of a naughty sense of humour.

WHAT WE TASTE
Buttery apple pie, flakey salt, hugs

PERFECT PAIRING
Feta salad, apricot tart, smoked chicken sandwiches
TEMP CHECK
Start cold, but you can explore letting this one warm up a little
ABOUT THE VINEYARD PARTY

Jolette Steyn is a super international wine sales lady by day, planning Vineyard Parties on the side. She has 15 harvests under her belt and quit her winemaking day job to take a gamble on making the kinds of wine she, as a self-proclaimed wine geek, truly loves. The Vineyard Party aims to bring some of South Africa’s lesser-known varietals to the forefront by exploring the Cape’s vineyards in search of biodiverse, sustainably farmed vineyards with happy soils, people and vines. This is the maiden release and quantities are super limited!

The two wines, I’m Your Huckleberry (or Huck, as we like to call it) and Here be Dragons are harvested from the same vineyard on the same day. Split into 3 batches and fermented in different, avant-garde and low intervention ways. Each one includes 2 different components of the 3 techniques.

OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
Inspired by cartographers of old who drew dragons to represent unexplored territory, Dragons was the edge of the map for Jojo, an exploration of winemaking techniques – using skin *and* stem contact on Semillon!
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Helderberg, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Grape: Semillon
Style: Fun, full and fabulous
Ingredients: Grapes + a tiny bit of sulphur (Jolette is wildly allergic to the stuff and there's little enough for her to be safe drinking it)
I'm your huckleberry orange wine
The Vineyard Party

I'M YOUR HUCKLEBERRY

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By The Vineyard Party

ORANGE | SALTY SWEET
She’s texture, she’s vibes, she’s a cool ray of sunshine!

WHAT WE TASTE
Meyer lemon, honey, silk

PERFECT PAIRING
Seared scallops, kimchi pancakes, roast pork
TEMP CHECK
Serve this cool kid cold
ABOUT THE VINEYARD PARTY

Jolette Steyn is a super international wine sales lady by day, planning Vineyard Parties on the side. She has 15 harvests under her belt and quit her winemaking day job to take a gamble on making the kinds of wine she, as a self-proclaimed wine geek, truly loves. The Vineyard Party aims to bring some of South Africa’s lesser-known varietals to the forefront by exploring the Cape’s vineyards in search of biodiverse, sustainably farmed vineyards with happy soils, people and vines. This is the maiden release and quantities are super limited!

The two wines, I’m Your Huckleberry (or Huck, as we like to call it) and Here be Dragons are harvested from the same vineyard on the same day. Split into 3 batches and fermented in different, avant-garde and low intervention ways. Each one includes 2 different components of the 3 techniques.

OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
The reference? Val Kilmer in Tombstone. (No, we haven’t seen it either - Jamie). The tale of an underrated, underappreciated grape rising to the occasion, accepting the challenge, saying with confidence that “I’m the one you’re looking for”.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Helderberg, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Grape: Semillon
Style: Quirky & fun
Ingredients: Grapes + WAY less SO2 than in store-bought orange juice (and yes, Jolette has tested this)
Mixed

OUR BIRTHDAY BASH CURATED CASE

$1,700

By Champagne Lamiable, The Wine Thief, Hans Herzog, Le Fraghe, The BLANKBottle Winery and XECO

OUR BIRTHDAY BASH CURATED CASE
We picked some of our very favourites to celebrate our first birthday!

WHAT'S INSIDE
SOUFFLE D'ETOILES GRAND CRU EXTRA BRUT by Champagne Lamiable
Sparkling - Bubbly Babes
If you generally love Champagne - you will absolutely love this baby.

COLOMBARD by The Wine Thief
White - Flower Power
Sorbet shops and sea breezes – this is summertime smiles in a bottle.

PINOT GRIS by Hans Herzog
Orange – Freaks & Geeks
Is it pink, is it orange? Either way, it’s freakin’ yum!

RODON CHIARETTO DI BARDOLINO by Le Fraghe
Rosé - Pink Power
Racy, refreshing and refined – what more could we ask for from a serious rosé?

RETIREMENT AT 65 by The BLANKBottle Winery
Red - Playful
Coming from a vineyard block that started work at the same age we’d like to be retiring, this lively, lovely wine is anything but over the hill!

FINO by XECO
I Don't Identify - Fortified
A uniquely refreshing salty ocean breeze in a glass.

WHAT WE TASTE
SOUFFLE D'ETOILES
Brioche, kiwi and lemons

COLOMBARD
White grapes, quince, rockmelon sherbet

PINOT GRIS
Salty, silky, golden delicious dream!

RODON
Cherry sherbet (the powder, not the ice cream), wild roses and salty strawberries

RETIREMENT AT 65
Pretty perfume, raspberry leaves, crunchy cassis

FINO
Olive juice & salty lemons

OUR FAVE THINGS ABOUT THESE WINES

SOUFFLE D'ETOILES
This wine is extra brut, which means it’s really low in sugar - which must mean it’s good for us? Right? So drink up!

COLOMBARD
Talk about hands-on – hand-bottled, hand-corked, hand-labelled and hand-waxed, there’s a lot of our Wine Thief, Ewan’s love (and time) in every stage of this wine.

PINOT GRIS
Excuse us while we go full wine geek here – but there’s a fermentation technique called ‘carbonic maceration’ that’s usually used in the light, fun reds. Hans did that! With this white grapes! Try it! Now!

RODON
Italy isn’t exactly famous for its rosé, but Matilde takes her Chiaretto (chiaro = pale) very seriously. She uses a method called Saignée for this one – which means a portion of the pink juice is poured off from the red wine fermentation, to give a pink wine. This also results in a more concentrated red wine (more concentrated because the remaining fermentation has a higher solid-to-liquid ratio).

RETIREMENT AT 65
Gosh, we love that Pieter believed so much in the fruit from the vineyard. Despite it having been ravaged by birds and/or sheep for many years, Pieter managed to produce his first vintage of this small little block, 65 years after its inception.

FINO
It’s so versatile! Serve it over ice, straight up in a glass, or mix it with your favourite tonic, lemonade, or even bubbles! Cocktail options are endless. Have fun experimenting!

THE TECHNICAL STUFF
SOUFFLE D'ETOILES
Place: Champagne, France
Grape: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

COLOMBARD
Place: Breedekloof, South Africa
Grape: Colombard

PINOT GRIS
Place: Marlborough, New Zealand
Grape: Pinot Gris

RODON
Place: Cavaion Veronese, Veneto, Italy
Grape: Corvina, Rondinella

RETIREMENT AT 65
Place: Darling, Western Cape, South Africa
Grape: Cinsault, Syrah

FINO
Place: Jerez, Spain
Grape: Palomino